Kansas conservative governor Brownback endorses Perry

KANSAS CITY, Kan Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:14pm EDT

Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) speaks at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) speaks at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 4, 2008.

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KANSAS CITY, Kan (Reuters) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry picked up the endorsement of another conservative governor in his bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, winning the backing of Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas.

Brownback, a Senator for 14 years before becoming governor in January, said in a news release that he has known Perry for 20 years.

"He is the right leader for this moment in history," Brownback said of the Texas governor. "Now more than ever, America needs a president who knows how to create jobs and stop Washington's runaway spending. Rick Perry balanced budgets in tough economic times, signed the largest tax cut in state history and helped Texas become the national leader in job creation."

On his website, Perry said he welcomed the endorsement of Brownback as someone who "consistently fought for lower taxes and a balanced federal budget."

Perry has secured the endorsements of two other conservative governors recently -- Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.

(Editing by Greg McCune)

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Comments (2)
Eideard wrote:
Payback will probably require schools teaching the Earth is flat – in addition to creationist claptrap.

Sep 22, 2011 3:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:
Is this any suprise, Brownback is just as nutty a Christian fundamentalist as Perry. Some of the stuff he tried to push while a Senator was just plain outrageous.

Sep 22, 2011 4:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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